Avi Arad to Address Fans at Anaheim Comic Con


Famed Super Hero Hollywood Producer to Deliver Welcome Address at Anaheim Comic Con

New York, NY (February 12, 2010) – Avi Arad will speak to Anaheim Comic Con fans on the morning of Saturday, April 17, welcoming them to the inaugural event.

“Gareb and I have been friends for 20 years, and I am honored he asked me to give a keynote address to the fans at Anaheim Comic Con,” said Arad.

Later in the day, Arad will take part in a Q&A panel with fans.

“Avi is a mentor to me, and it means a lot to me personally that he is coming out to show his support of the show,” said Shamus. “The fans are in for a real treat. Avi is a pioneer in our industry, taking comics from print to worldwide films and breathing new life into classic characters. The fans know and respect that.”

While at Anaheim Comic Con, Arad will also sit down for an exclusive interview to be featured in WIZARD magazine.

About Avi Arad:
Arad is currently the head of Avi Arad Productions, and he has Producer or Executive Producer credits on over 50 films to date, including some of the biggest Super Hero franchises. He is the Former Chief Creative officer for Marvel Entertainment and former Chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios. Arad was an executive producer on such films as Spider-Man, X-Men, Blade and Fantastic Four. He was also a producer on Ghost Rider, Spider-Man 2 & 3, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Arad was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Producers Branch) in 2005.

About Gareb Shamus:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:

March 26-28, 2010, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre

April 16-18, 2010, Anaheim Comic Con, Anaheim Convention Center

June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center

August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center

October 7-10, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Pier 94

October 15-17, 2010, New Jersey Comic Con, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center

November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center

Atlanta Comic Con, TBD

Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD

Cleveland Comic Con, TBD

New England Comic Con, TBD


One Response to “Avi Arad to Address Fans at Anaheim Comic Con”
  1. Jerry S. says:

    Arad Productions: for the new POPEYE coming out, PLEASE, from ALL us fans, get BILLY WEST who does all the cartoon voices for POPEYE’S voice. He is almost exact as Jack Mercer who did Popeye for all those years. Dont get anyone else…or it will be ruened. Thanks from all Popeyes fans.

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